Choose to be a creator.
Choose to be a creator whenever possible.
The opposite is to be an operator; the person who only follows (or is forced to follow) someone’s instructions, no matter what his/her title is. Even Director or Manager can be an operator if they only follows instructions of their boss.
In a real life, we are sometimes an operator. At some point in our life, that would be the only option to make a living. But that doesn’t mean that we have to be an operator all the time. Or for the rest of our life.
We are not created to be an operator. We all have something only we can create, like our own selves. Ignore naysayers, stand up, and create for your own sake.